D.C. March 12, 2017
11 Things You Can Only Brag About If You’re From Washington DC
We are going to come out and say it: we think Washington DC is a fantastic place to live. It’s vibrant, fun, diverse and exciting. Yes, we know it’s not perfect but there are some things that the district has that no one else can claim. Here are 11 things all Washingtonians can brag about.
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1. We have the best Ethiopian food.
We are the unofficial Ethiopian food capital of the country and you will find the best Kitfo, lamb tips and injera here.
2. You can visit so many museums and galleries for free.
Can’t find anything to do because you’re on a budget? That’s not a problem in DC. The Smithsonian has 19 incredible museums and the zoo, all for free, every day of the year except December 25th.
3. We are the birthplace of go-go music.
Go-go is a mix of funk, hip hop, R&B and bus. It’s energetic, fun and lively and it all started right here in DC.
4. There’s a spy museum here.
It might not be free but there is still a spy museum here. A museum completely dedicated to the secret world of spies and it’s one of the few in the world.
5. We are one of the healthiest cities in the country.
There is no excuse not to work out in DC. From free fitness classes, plenty of parks to jog and bike in, kayaking and hiking trails, it’s not hard to stay active. That’s probably why we’re consistently named one of the healthiest cities in the world.
6. Two words: cherry blossoms.
Our spring just might be prettier than yours. There is nothing quite as beautiful as DC when the cherry blossoms bloom.
7. Free concerts, movies, entertainment.
The free stuff just does not end here. You can catch free movies at Screen on the Green in the Summer. There’s Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, military band performances throughout the week and frequent free festivals all year round.
8. Almost every single president has lived here.
You might not be a fan of every president but almost every president has called DC home. The only exception is George Washington. The White House wasn’t built until after he left office.
9. It’s the home of the government.
Again, you may have mixed feelings about the government but let’s face it, it is pretty darn cool that laws are made in our backyard.
10. The monuments and memorials are spectacular.
Sometimes we rush right by them but how often do people pass some of the most incredible architecture and meaningful monuments on a regular basis?
11. History has been made here and will continue to be made here.
From landmark court decisions to famous speeches and life-changing moments, DC has been the backdrop to some of the most important events in our history and we get to be a part of it.
It’s hard not to love this city, isn’t it?
We know we love it for these 15 reasons (and of course, many, many more!)